What Does Holistic Mean, Anyway?

Sometimes the term “holistic” can carry a strange or negative connotation. I get it. Even when I hear people use the word, I sometimes feel my guard go up and wonder what they mean. I can be skeptical that it’s being used synonymously with “natural” and that’s supposed to make me think whatever is being offered to me is totally legitimate. Then my alarms really go off and I have to know why it’s so important for the person trying to get my buy in to assure me that everything